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08-23-2005, 08:50 PM
I am new to this, I have become a Vegan this year, Veg before that. I am on Day 3 of Raw food (no less than 75%). I am on the run constantly and have very little time to make food/recipes. Any tips would be great, and what is a typical raw food day for you? I also weight lift and/or run daily and am looking for high protein quick foods. Thank-you!
08-23-2005, 09:56 PM
Good for you! Gosh, where do I begin? There is so much info to pass along :)
I recommend surfing the web as much as possible to learn from the pros. Dr. Doug Graham at www.foodnsport.com is a well respected raw foodie. He'll teach you how to not be afraid of eating fruit, etc. Especially if you're an active person, he has a great book called Nutrition and Athletic Performance. It clearly explains so much about your body's needs to perform at your best. It's a great read! You can read it in a day.
I really enjoy just eating whole foods = just meals made with whole foods sliced up or blended, that's it! You'll find that many people love making green fruit smoothies.. this is a great amino acid/vitamin/mineral smoothie. Check out some of the other posts to learn more about what to put in them, but for me I'll add 3 peaches, a banana, a big ole pile of greens (lettuce, kale, chard)! I know on this website Alissa talks about getting your proteins from greens. She and Dr. Graham (and many others) will tell you that the most easily absorbable amino acids come from greens! No need for protein powders.
Good luck on your journey, we're here to support you :D
08-24-2005, 01:20 AM
I do not run or lift weights, but I do have a pretty active lifestyle. Here is what I eat in a typical day...hope this helps!
16-32 oz of water followed by-
2 mangos or large serving of other type of fruit (Blended as a smoothie if I'm in a rush)
Salad of whatever veggies I have with a dressing made of mashed avocado, lemon juice, and dulse flakes (or sea salt).
20 oz of carrot juice
Another salad like lunch, with some raw nuts added, or something more creative if I have time.
2 apples, or something sweeter if I feel like it- such as raw fudge, 16 oz water.
08-24-2005, 09:05 AM
I eat all the fruit I want, whenever I want. I don't like veggies. Sometimes I'll have some raw sunflower seeds and dried fruit, but very limited.
that's about it!
08-24-2005, 10:53 AM
A typical day for me is to eat fruit all day long, and then, in the evening, I will have a HUGE salad with some nuts thrown on it and some extra virgin olive oil. Usually, a dessert for me is mashed avocado and onion and cucumber slices for dipping. I am a very simplistic person, and this is simple.
I also run and weight train and get my protein from everything I eat in its raw state. I've actually been doing better with my runs and weights since going raw, and I've been able to run without stopping in between to have to walk (like I used to do when I was living on a ton of cooked foods)
I'm a busy, active person, too...so when I'm on the run, I will pack with me a bag full of raw, unsalted nuts, and I also always take along around 2 - 3 bananas - in case I get hungry. Sometimes I bring the food home because I haven't been hungry. Other times, I don't bring anything home because I've been out a long time and have gotten hungry.
On a day I am not 100%, I might have an Odwalla Bar (not raw but a healthy energy bar that is dairy free and free of refined sugar and GMO's). These pack a lot of protein and makes for a great energy bar if you're on the run or in a hurry or looking for a pick-me-up. But be careful...they can get addicting (as my dh came to find out)
Good luck on your raw journey!
My day is usually started with herbal
tea with a spoonful of a green superfood
and MSM. As I drink this I make a green
smoothie with hemp seeds and bee pollen.
Lunch is usually fruit, or a little fruit followed
by a veggie salad.
Sometimes I have raw gourmet for lunch
if I make enough the night before.
Before dinner I make a 16 ounce Hippocrates
Green Juice and/or a shot of wheatgrass juice.
Dinner is either a big salad with avocado or
soaked nuts and seeds, or Wigmore Energy
Soup, or I make a raw gourmet recipe.
08-25-2005, 09:48 PM
My typical day looks something like this:
Large fruit salad, consisting of approx. 4 cups of cut-up/sliced fruit. I like to vary the types of fruit, depending on what I have on hand, and what I feel like eating that morning.
More fruit, usually either oranges, and/or other types of citrus, OR some type of melon, lately it's been either watermelon or cantaloupe.
An assortment of fresh cut-up vegetables; along with this I do have either a baked potato (sweet potato, yam, red potato, etc), a piece of baked squash (not in the summertime, though), or in the summer I love to have a "corn salad", which for me is fresh, raw corn cut off the cob, mixed with whatever I feel like, such as tomato, different types of seaweed, etc. I also have some cooked legumes at lunch, about 1/2 cup.
More fruit. My favorite lately has been an apple and a yummy plum.
A HUGE green salad, using greens like collards, turnip, kale, swiss chard, dandelion, etc. I rarely use just plain lettuce anymore, as my tastes have grown accustomed to other types of greens. To these greens I add whatever other veggies I am in the mood for, and a 1/2 cup serving of cooked legumes.
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